Posted by Joanne Offer on December 1st,
2009 marks the 18th anniversary of
the "16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence" campaign.
It's 2 am when Apio Agnes' mobile phone
rings. She's suddenly awake and ready to go.
It's her night to answer calls to a 24-hour
hotline dedicated to anyone who needs advice or support on rape, domestic
violence, sexual harassment or other forms of gender-based violence. The
hotline gives victims and potential targets of violence the chance to talk
to a trained professional in confidence.
"I've received calls late in the